Release Update NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_xof3.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.1 provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.0 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for all UNIX platforms.

Article:TECH158826  |  Created: 2011-04-26  |  Updated: 2011-06-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH158826
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NetBackup LiveUpdate 7.1.0.1 README 20110612
NBLU_7.1.0.1 UNIX
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Veritas
NetBackup 7.1.0.1 Release Update LiveUpdate Packages.

This Maintanence Release requires NetBackup 7.1 be installed before applying.

For additional information about new platform proliferations, new features
associated with this release, end-of-life notifications, known issues, and
the current Release Update content, refer to the following TechNote on the
Symantec Support Web site:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3941

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Checksum of Files:

NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip - d076cf49c51e0f76fd736037023aba87

NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip - bd43cbc93a62b3650dd6f2ab4843ec63

NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip - a7d93e450f7f283066b6deae2e664c59


Solution




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RELEASE DEPENDENCIES
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-- You can use a single LiveUpdate server for NetBackup to deploy updates
for UNIX and Windows. To create a LiveUpdate server for NetBackup
UNIX 7.1.0.1, you MUST download and extract the LiveUpdate server for
NetBackup UNIX bundle.

NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip

-- You can use the same LiveUpdate server to deploy NetBackup updates for
Windows. To accomplish this, download and extract the following
bundles into the same location as the NetBackup UNIX bundle.

NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINia64.zip
NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINx64.zip
NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINx86.zip

-- In order to update NetBackup UNIX hosts, be sure that /tmp on the
hosts to be updated meet the minimum available space requirements of
2.0GB for NetBackup Servers and 1.0GB for NetBackup clients. See the
Known Issues section below for more information.

 

I. LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup
NetBackup LiveUpdate Known Issues
Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Release Update 7.1.0.1
Uninstalling NetBackup Release Update 7.1.0.1


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I. LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
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Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup:
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A LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup does not require any additional software, but
is simply an HTTP server or disk share that has been populated with the contents
of this LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup bundle.

1. Create a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup.
a. Configure either an HTTP server or a shared disk that can be accessed by
all NetBackup hosts that you plan to update. Refer to the 7.0
"NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide."

The LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup can be a Windows or UNIX host.
NetBackup LiveUpdate policies can be used to update NetBackup on either
Windows or UNIX machines.

b. Download the following file(s) into the root directory of the NetBackup
LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
disk directory.
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip
where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier


2. Extract the following file(s) into the root directory of the NetBackup
LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
disk directory.
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip

a. To extract the bundle(s) on a UNIX system use the following command.

unzip NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip
unzip NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip
unzip NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip

b. To extract the bundle(s) on a Windows system use an appropriate unzip
utility.

This creates a large number of files that comprise a LiveUpdate Server for
NetBackup. Do not rename, move, or delete any files that were extracted.

 

NetBackup LiveUpdate Known Issues:
----------------------------------
The following issues pertain specifically to the LiveUpdate server for NetBackup
product.

+ (ET1544083) When creating a Live Update policy, make sure that the policy
name is unique and that it is not the same as any other internal or external
policy name. The Live Update policy fails if its name is the same as any
other policy name.


+ In order to free up disk space for downloading updates, the JavaLiveUpdate
agent on UNIX caches downloaded patches, by default, in the /tmp directory.

To reconfigure the directory the JavaLiveUpdate uses for temporary space,
modify the "workdir" setting in the /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file.


+ In order to successfully use LiveUpdate to apply NetBackup 7.1.0.1 on UNIX
hosts, ensure the total available space in the /tmp directory of the
NetBackup host to be updated meets the following minimum space requirement:

NetBackup Server - /tmp must have at least 2.0GB of total available space
NetBackup Client - /tmp must have at least 1.0GB of total available space

If the /tmp directory of the NetBackup host to be updated cannot meet the
minimum requirement, you can reconfigure the JavaLiveUpdate agent to use an
alternate directory. Edit the "workdir" setting in the
/usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file. For example, to reconfigure a machine
to use /space/downloads as the working directory, edit nblu.conf to replace
the line:

workdir=/tmp

With the following line:

workdir=/space/downloads

Failure to meet the minimal space requirement can result in your NetBackup
Liveupdate policy failing with an exit status of 77. The
/opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/liveupdt.log will indicate exit status "246", with
a message similar to the following:

"Disk space check for <pkgname> failed. Requested free space was XXX (in MB)
The Java LiveUpdate session did not complete successfully.
Return code = 246"


Additionally, the /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/nbliveup/ logs will indicate
status "118", with a message similar to the following:

"Error executing /usr/openv/java/jre/bin/java -cp
/opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/jlu.jar com.symantec.liveupdate.LiveUpdate -c
/usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf, status = 118"


+ Currently, when a client is configured to use a UNC for the LiveUpdate
server, and the update is launched using the policy execution on the
LiveUpdate server, the nbliveup process on the client starts and then halts
shortly after starting.

This is the result of system permissions and the local SYSTEM account's
inability to resolve network drives. Refer to the following TechNote on the
Symantec Support Web Site for more information.

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/294336

+ When running nbliveup on the command line to update a UNIX system, take
care not to start multiple instances of the nbliveup command. Make sure
to wait for the exit status message from nbliveup before re-running the
nbliveup command. The recommended usage for nbliveup on the command line
is with the "-v" verbose option:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbliveup -v -d livuepdateServerProtocolOverride \
<LiveUpdate_Server_Location>

 

Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Release Update 7.1.0.1:
---------------------------------------------------------
Refer the 7.0 "NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide" for instructions
on creating and executing a NetBackup LiveUpdate policy.

On UNIX, ensure that each host to be updated meets the minimum space
requirements in /tmp, as specified in the Known Issues section of this README.

NOTE: Only NetBackup 7.0 hosts can be updated with NetBackup Release Update
7.1.0.1. You cannot use LiveUpdate to upgrade from 6.5.x to 7.1.0.1.

NOTE: The updates contained in the following files are not meant to be
installed manually, and must only be used by a NetBackup LiveUpdate policy.

- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINia64.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINx64.zip
- NBLU_7.1.0.1.WINx86.zip


Uninstalling NetBackup Release Update 7.1.0.1:
--------------------------------------------
LiveUpdate for NetBackup does not provide a NetBackup policy method for
uninstalling Release Updates. You must follow this procedure locally on each
NetBackup host that you want to uninstall.

1)Close the NetBackup user interfaces.

Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for
example, backups, restores, or duplications).

If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
database services are stopped.

2)Change directory to the patch save directory.
Substitute the Release Update name for ${PACK.EN_US} in the following
command:

cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK.EN_US}/save

3)Run the un-install script:

./NB_update.uninstall

4)Verify that the Release Update uninstalled successfully by checking
/usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5)If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp.start_all


Attachments

NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_1of3.zip (970.8 MBytes)
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_2of3.zip (1.6 GBytes)


NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.1.0.1.UNIX_3of3.zip (1 GBytes)


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH158826


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